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108: Al-Kauther - الكوثر

108:1
[ Original ]
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ إِنَّا أَعْطَيْنَاكَ الْكَوْثَرَ
[ Abdullah Yusuf Ali ]
To thee have We granted the Fount (of Abundance).
[ Saheeh International ]
Indeed, We have granted you, [O Muhammad], al-Kawthar.
Tafseer Commentary

6286 Kawthar literally means "good in abundance". It is the abundant bounty which Allah bestowed on Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him). This includes a river (or fountain) in heaven of this name which Allah has promised the Prophet (peace be on him). [Eds.].


108:2
[ Original ]
فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَانْحَرْ
[ Abdullah Yusuf Ali ]
Therefore to thy Lord turn in Prayer and Sacrifice.
[ Saheeh International ]
So pray to your Lord and sacrifice [to Him alone].
Tafseer Commentary

6287 He who grants these blessings is Allah, and to Allah alone must we turn in adoration and thanksgiving, and in sacrifice. Nahr = sacrifice: in a restricted ritual sense, the sacrifice of camels: see n. 2813 to 22:36. But the ritual is a mere Symbol. Behind it is a deep spiritual meaning; the meat slaughtered feeds the poor, and the slaughter is a symbol of the self-sacrifice in our hearts. "It is not their meat nor their blood, that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him" (22:37).


108:3
[ Original ]
إِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ الْأَبْتَرُ
[ Abdullah Yusuf Ali ]
For he who hateth thee, he will be cut off (from Future Hope).
[ Saheeh International ]
Indeed, your enemy is the one cut off.
Tafseer Commentary

6288 Hatred and spite are not constructive contributions to the work of this world, but its opposites. Abu Jahl and his Pagan confederates vented their personal spite and venom against the Prophet by taunting him with the loss of his two infant sons by Khadijah, but where were these venomous detractors a few years afterwards, when the divine Light shone more brilliantly than ever? It was these that were cut off from all future hope, in this world and the next.


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